By William Boyd
One could night in London, Adam Kindred, a tender climatologist on the town for a role interview, is feeling reliable concerning the destiny as he sits down for a meal at a bit Italian bistro. He moves up a talk with a solitary diner on the subsequent desk, who leaves quickly in a while. With scary pace, this opportunity come across ends up in a chain of malign injuries, by which Adam loses every little thing domestic, kin, pals, activity, acceptance, passport, charge cards, mobile phone by no means to get them back.
William Boyd's electrifying follow-up to the Costa Award-winning stressed, usual Thunderstorms is a profound and gripping novel concerning the fragility of social id, the corruption on the middle of huge company, and the secrets and techniques that lie hidden within the seamy underbelly of each city.
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Ordinary Thunderstorms by William Boyd